On April 18th at 12PM EDT, the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) will present a webinar "Practical Approaches to Patient Centered Research" featuring Rho experts Ryan Bailey, Senior Clinical Researcher, Derek Lawrence, Senior Clinical Data Manager, and Shann Williams, Senior Director-Operations. This webinar is part of SCRS's Good Clinical Practices (GCP) Webinar Series.
Trends toward greater patient empowerment and patient engagement are changing how healthcare is delivered. As a result, stakeholders throughout the clinical research industry have acknowledged that more patient-friendly and patient-centered approaches to health research are necessary, important, and inevitable. One need look no further than the recent 21st Century Cures Act’s section on Patient-Focused Drug Development to see how important this topic has become. Despite this increasing focus on the importance of patient-centered research, clinical researchers lack actionable guidance on how to be “patient centered.” The current challenge for research sites, CROs, and sponsors is to figure out how to adopt patient-centered practices that are successful and cost-effective, while also keeping compliant with Good Clinical Practice standards. In this session, we will examine the scientific, ethical, and financial rationale for patient-centered research and share practical and straightforward patient engagement strategies that research teams can begin implementing immediately.